Highlights, India vs Australia, 3rd ODI: Hello and welcome to our blog of the India vs Australia 3rd ODI from Ranchi as the Men in Blue will look to seal the five-match series against the visitors after taking a 2-0 lead. All eyes will be on homeboy MS Dhoni as he returns home for maybe the final time in Indian colours. Amidst the emotional side story, the Indian team is grappling with a few teething issues regarding its top-order batting, especially senior opener Shikhar Dhawan's poor form, which has affected India's starts of late. Can the Men in Blue seal the series and impose their dominance or will Australia manage to keep the series alive with a comeback in Ranchi? Don't miss out on any of the action as we bring you all the live scores and match updates of the India vs Australia clash live from Ranchi. (Match Scorecard)
Australia win by 32 runs
* Australia though did not let the lost momentum effect them as they came out all guns blazing with the ball. Pat Cummins and Jhye Richardson were exceptional with the new ball as they dismissed the top order within Powerplay 1. Dhoni and Kohli then played themselves in and steadied the ship with a 59-run stand. However, the former was dismissed just as he started to get going.
* THE SERIES IS STILL ALIVE! Australia have managed to make it 2-1. A very convincing performance by them. After quite a few matches one cay say the Aussies have put up a good performance with both, bat and ball. They were inserted and their openers came to the fore adding a massive 193-run stand. Usman Khawaja was the star as he scored the ton. They though did not end their innings with the bat with momentum on their side but still set a good enough target of 314 for the Indians.
21.10 IST: Pat Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT! In the air... taken! There goes the last man. Cummins takes it. It is his 3rd wicket of the game. Length ball on off, Kuldeep swings but only manages a top edge. It balloons towards Finch at mid off and he makes no mistake. All smiles in the Australian camp as they HAVE WON BY 32 RUNS!
* Jasprit Bumrah is the last man in.
21.07 IST: Jhye Richardson to Mohammed Shami, OUT! The fun is over! Shami departs and Richardson gets his second. Short and outside off. Shami looks to slap it but it goes off the toe end towards Cummins who takes it. Australia a wicket away now from winning their first game of the ODI series.
21.04 IST: Jhye Richardson to Mohammed Shami, FOUR! Shami is not going to go down without a fight here. He is off the mark in style. Short and on the body, Shami goes for the pull, he gets a top edge over the keeper and into the fence.
21.03 IST: Jhye Richardson to Ravindra Jadeja, OUT! Surely the game is now done, right? The last recognized batsman walks back. It is the off cutter. There is no pace at all on that delivery. Jadeja looks to go over mid on but holes out to the fielder there. Maxwell takes it easily.
21.00 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Ravindra Jadeja, SIX! India need a few more of these! Jadeja goes down on one knee and tonks it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
* Glenn Maxwell is back on attack
20.57 IST: Jhye Richardson to Ravindra Jadeja, Slower delivery on the pads, Jadeja flicks it hard but there is fine leg for protection so only a single.
20.53 IST: FOUR! Good shot from Kuldeep. Full on middle and leg, Yadav just nudges it towards the backward point region. The ball is timed perfectly and the ball races away to the fence.
*Kuldeep Yadav is the new man in.
20.48 IST: OUT! Shankar holes out! India's last hope is walking back. He was well-set, striking the ball nicely but falls at the wrong time. Australia into the bowlers now. This is tossed up, around middle, Shankar goes for the slog sweep again. Hits it nicely but does not get the desired elevation. It goes towards the man at deep mid-wicket. Jhye Richardson there takes a good low catch. It is Australia's game to lose now.
20.46 IST: FOUR! In the gap! They need a boundary every over and Shankar has hit one in the last over and hits one in this. Brings out the slog sweep. It is not off the middle but hit well enough to clear the fielder at mid-wicket and away from the fielder in the deep.
20.42 IST: FOUR! Much-needed boundary and a beautiful shot this. Makes room and also dances down the track. Gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over covers for a boundary.
* Ravindra Jadeja is the new man in.
20.24 IST: Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, OUT! BOWLED 'EM! Zampa has the last laugh! He gets the man Australia desperately wanted. Zampa is pumped up. He has got all the three big wickets, first Dhoni, then Jadhav and now Kohli. Once again it is the full ball which does the trick for him. It lands on leg stump, Kohli looks to flick but misses. The ball kisses the leg pole.
20.23 IST: Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries! Zampa overcompensates and bowls it short on middle, Kohli goes back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder and into the fence. Zampa feeling the pressure here, two poor balls to begin with.
20.22 IST: Zampa to Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is in some mood now! He is smashing everything at the moment. Full and outside off, Kohli strokes it wide of the cover fielder and away from the sweeper for a boundary. Ideal start to the over and pressure on the bowler now.
20.20 IST: Pat Cummins to Vijay Shankar, Almost plays it on! Slower ball outside off, Shankar plays it with an angled bat but he gets an inside edge which goes close past the leg pole and down to fine leg for a run.
20.19 IST: Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, On the pads, Kohli works it around the corner. Takes one and then goes for the second. Completes it with ease.
20.16 IST: FOUR! Edge but India will take it. Short outside off, Shankar looks to cut it but gets a thick outside edge and it flies past the vacant slip region for a boundary.
20.14 IST: Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, SIX. Virat goes down town. Flighted on off and middle, Kohli takes the aerial route and lofts it over long on. It goes high in the air and for a moment it looked like it will fall to the fielder. But it has enough on it to take it over the ropes.
20.12 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, 100 for India's run machine. Back-to-back for him and it is his 41st ODI ton. What a player this guy is. Once again he is leading from the front and once again it is in a high-pressure situation. He gets there with a whip towards wide long on and takes two. The crowd is up here on its feet, giving him a standing ovation. The skipper though will know, the job is yet not done.
20.11 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Vijay Shankar, NOT OUT! Yes it has pitched outside leg. Australia have lost their review here. Flighted ball pitching outside leg, Shankar looks to sweep but misses. There is a stifled appeal from Maxwell but they go upstairs for the review. Replays roll in and the Hawk eye show that it was pitching outside leg. Australia lose their review.
20.09 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, Was it a drop? Flighted outside off, Kohli looks to defend but misses. Carey misses the ball behind the stumps. Replays show that Kohli's bat hit his pad. So not a drop.
20.06 IST: Adam Zampa to Vijay Shankar, On middle and leg, Shankar finds the fielder at mid-wicket with his flick. End of a good tight over from Zampa, just 4 runs from it. IND 186/5 in 34 Overs
20.01 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Vijay Shankar, Nicely bowled now! This is pitched around off and it turns back in a little. Shankar looks to play with the turn but misses. The ball goes extremely close past the off pole, the keeper fails to collect it and a bye is taken.
20.00 IST: FOUR! Nicely played! This is bowled quicker and outside off. Shankar goes back and then just uses the pace of the ball and guides it through point for a boundary.
* Vijay Shankar is the new man in.
19.57 IST: OUT! LBW! Stun silence here in Ranchi. Tossed up delivery on off, Jadhav looks to sweep but misses and gets hit right in front. Zampa thinks he has got his man and the umpire agrees with him and shows Jadhav the dreaded finger. A very unnecessary shot at this stage of the game.
19.54 IST: Zampa to Kohli, FOUR!
19.49 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! SLAPPED! What a shot this is! Not a very bad delivery that. Length and outside off, Kohli makes room and then hits it hard through covers and the ball races away to the fence. Already 8 from the over.
19.48 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, FOUR! It is raining boundaries here! On the pads and it is too easy for Kohli. He flicks it fine on the leg side and a boundary results.
* Jhye Richardson is back on.
19.46 IST: Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Very poor from Lyon. Off spinner on the pads, Kohli just helps it on its way towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. IND 157/4 in 29.1 Overs
19.41 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR! Hammered! Uses his feet and also makes room. Gets to the pitch of it and smashes it over the bowler' s head for a boundary. Second in the over.
19.38 IST: Glenn Maxwell to Virat Kohli, FOUR LEG BYES! This is tossed up on off, it turns back in. Kohli looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and goes past the keeper for a boundary. Maxwell in the meantime is appealing but the umpire shakes his head. Glenn really likes it and he is trying to convince his captain to go for the review. Carey though feels it is doing a lot and they do not go for it. Hawk-Eye, later on, shows that it is going over the stumps so a good decision to not review it.
* Glenn Maxwell is on attack now.
19.36 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Excellent and effortless. Fuller ball on off, Kohli gets on his front foot and plays a textbook cover drive for a boundary. Gets the 50-run partnership between the two. 177 runs more required off 144 deliveries.
19.35 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Kohli is toying with the Aussies here. Good length delivery on middle, Kohli pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
19.32 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Virat Kohli has decided to attack Stoinis. Overpitched delivery on off, Kohli lofts it over cover and the ball crosses the rope on a bounce.
19.30 IST: Zampa to Jadhav, FOUR! That went to the fence like a tracer bullet! Short and on middle, Jadhav picks the length early and smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
* Change of ends for Adam Zampa.
19.27 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor delivery from Stoinis. It is on the pads, Kohli flicks it fine towards the fine leg fence for a boundary. Can he make it three in three?
19.26 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Powerful shot. Back of a length delivery on off, Kohli pulls it over mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
19.25 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, Fifty for captain Kohli! Good length delivery on off, Kohli guides it to third man and takes a single to get to his 50th ODI fifty. The skipper has to convert this into a big one if India are to win this. IND 108/3 in 23.1 Overs
19.20 IST: Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, Another misfield! Short and on the pads, Kohli goes back and works it towards square leg. The fielder fails to catch the ball and a run is taken.
19.17 IST: Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, Leg spinner on off, Kohli pushes it towards cover and takes a single. That brings up the 100 for India.
19.12 IST: Adam Zampa to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Nothing can stop Kohli tonight. Shorter in length, Virat sees it and pulls it powerfully through mid-wicket for a boundary.
19.10 IST: Adam Zampa to Kedar Jadhav, FOUR! Beautiful. Shorter in length on off, Jadhav waits for it and cuts it through point to get off the mark with a boundary.
* Kedar Jadhav walks out at number 6.
19.08 IST: Adam Zampa to MS Dhoni, OUT! TIMBER! Pin-drop silence here. A wicket at the right time for Australia and at the wrong time for India. Just as the runs started to come for the hosts, Zampa gets the dangerous Dhoni. IND 86/4 in 19.1 Overs
19.06 IST: Nathan Lyon to Dhoni, SIX! HUGE! When Dhoni connects, it is going to end in the stands. Uses his feet and hits it with the spin so the risk in the shot is minimum. It goes over the mid-wicket stand.
19.05 IST: Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, Works it through the gap in the mid-wicket region and the batsmen take two. 50-run stand up, a very important one as the two joined association when India were in huge trouble. They though hold the key.
19.04 IST: Nathan Lyon to MS Dhoni, WIDE! Down the leg side and it has been called a wide.
19.00 IST: Adam Zampa to MS Dhoni, Uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of it. He looks to work it across the line but misses. Is hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The ball rolls towards point so the batsmen take a leg bye.
* Adam Zampa comes into attack
* Drinks Break - Australia have their noses in front here. They got rid of the openers and Ambati Rayudu. However, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni are steadying the ship here. This partnership is very crucial in this game and it will probably dictate which way the match will go.
18.51 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Excellent! What a way to get to his 4000th ODI runs as skipper. Good length delivery on off, Kohli whacks it from under his eyes through covers for a boundary.
18.48 IST: Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, Tossed up on off, Kohli looks to defend and gets a slight inside edge onto the pad. Lyon goes up in appeal but the umpire is unmoved.
18.42 IST: Nathan Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR! Poor from Lyon. Bowls it on the pads, down the leg side. These are easy pickings for Kohli. He just guides it towards fine leg for a boundary. 50 up for India with this boundary.
* Nathan Lyon is on attack now.
18.39 IST: Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Play and a miss. Good length ball outside off, Dhoni looks to drive but misses. Good over from Cummins. Went past Dhoni's outside edge twice in the over.
18.36 IST: Pat Cummins to MS Dhoni, Beautiful line and length. Full length delivery on off. The ball moves away after pitching. Dhoni looks to drive it through covers but misses.
18.32 IST: Marcus Stoinis to Virat Kohli, Ouch! Back of a length delivery on the body. Kohli looks to pull but gets an inside edge and gets hit on the body. The ball goes wide of the keeper and they steal a single.
* Power play 2 has been signalled. 4 fielders can now be placed outside the inner circle till the 40th over.
18.29 IST: Richardson to Dhoni, FOUR! Short and pulled away! It sits up to be hit! Dhoni goes back and pulls it hard through square leg for a boundary. Second in the over and the crowd here has started to find its voice.
18.28: Richardson to Dhoni, FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Slightly short and a little width on offer. Dhoni goes back and guides it through cover-point for a boundary.
18.23 IST: Marcus Stoinis to MS Dhoni, Dhoni takes a few steps down the track but Marcus bowls it on the pads. Dhoni looks to flick but misses. It brushes his pads and goes towards square leg. A leg bye taken.
* Marcus Stoinis comes into attack
18.20 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, This time he gets it into the gap on the leg side, it is through mid-wicket and two taken.
* The new man in is MS Dhoni. You know it when the crowd goes berserk. India are in a spot of bother and need something special from the skipper and former skipper.
18.13 IST: Pat Cummins to Ambati Rayudu, OUT! Peach. Absolute peach. Length delivery pitching on middle and off. It hits the surface and moves away slightly.Rayudu is beaten all ends up as he looks to defend. The ball hits the off pole and Rayudu has to walk back. That ball was unplayable.
18.11 IST: Jhye Richardson to Virat Kohli, FOUR. Kohli looks in the mood. Good length delivery outside off, Kohli whacks this through point and the ball races away to the fence. Only the fifth ball in his innings and he has timed all of them beautifully.
18.07 IST: Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli, FOUR. Kohli looks in the mood. Good length delivery outside off, Kohli whacks this through point and the ball races away to the fence. Only the fifth ball in his innings and he has timed all of them beautifully. IND 22/2 in 5 Overs
* Ambati Rayudu is the new man in. Perfect opportunity for him to seal his spot for the big stage.
18.04 IST: Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, OUT! Excellent review. No inside edge and Sharma has to walk back. Good length delivery on off, the ball comes in after pitching. Rohit looks to play across the line but misses. The Australian players are convinced they have got their man, The umpire does not feel so. Pat Cummins has a chat with his skipper and he is convinced he has his man. They go for the review. Hawk-Eye rolls in and shows Sharma is caught plumb in front. India lose both their openers. Rohit Sharma feels he had got a feather on it but Snicko didn't feel that
18.02 IST: Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! Lucky for Sharma and very unlucky for Cummins. Inswinging ball just outside off, Sharma looks to play it to the off side but gets a thick inside edge. The ball misses the stumps and goes towards the fine leg fence for a boundary.
* Indian skipper Virat Kohli makes his way at number 3 to a huge cheer from the crowd.
17.58 IST: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! GONE! Great catch and Maxwell makes it look so easy. On the fuller length again outside off. Dhawan reaches for it and cuts it. Cannot keep it down and the ball goes uppishly to Glenn at backward point. He moves to his right and takes it with two hands. An early loss for India and Dhawan's poor form continues. IND 11/1
17.55 IST: SIX! CLASS! Rohit Sharma plays it with straight bat and bowl travells the distance.
17.53 IST: Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, FOUR! First one for India and Rohit is off the mark. Good length delivery outside off, Sharma just uses the pace of the ball and guides it to backward point fence for a boundary.
17.51 IST: Jhye Richardson to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent cricket all-round. Full-length delivery outside off, Dhawan drives it beautifully towards point. Maxwell at point dives to his right and stops a certain boundary. Dot ball it is at the end.
* Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end
17.46 IST: Pat Cummins to Rohit Sharma, Finally a hint of inswing for Pat. Length delivery on off, Sharma looks to cut it but gets an inside edge onto the pads. Lucky for him, on another day that might have chopped onto his stump.
17.43 IST: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, India off the mark straight away. Full-length delivery on off, Dhawan hits it wide of mid off and gets off the mark.
* We are back for the chase. Out walk Indian openers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Shikhar Dhawan to take the strike. Pat Cummins to start with the first new ball for Australia.
* The target is a challenging one and it is going to be a real test for the Indian batters. The wicket did show signs of slowing up as the game progressed but it may just ease off under lights. Also if the dew sets in, Australia might just find themselves 20-30 runs short here. Join us in a while for the chase.
* The Indian bowling looked out of sorts to begin with. Their pacers were taken for runs at the start. The spinners who normally apply the breaks in the middle overs failed to do so. They though did extremely well to pull things back towards the end. Kuldeep finished with most wickets as he had three to his name. Shami and Bumrah also fared well at the office. The rest though weren't quite upto the mark.
* The Aussies though will still be pleased with their batting effort. They were led by their openers, Usman Khawaja and Aaron Finch. The pair added 193-runs with the skipper falling 7 short of a ton, whereas, his partner scored his maiden ODI century. Maxwell then played a handy cameo and added yet another handy stand with the southpaw. When the two were batting 350 seemed possible. Australia though then lost their way. From 258 for 2 they slipped to 263 for 5 as their middle order hardly contributed anything. Cameos from Stoinis and Carey saw them go above the 300-run mark.
* An excellent comeback from the Indians, they have not let Australia run away with the game here. For one moment it did seem that the Aussies would head into the break as clear favorites but it is somewhat even-stevens.
17.06 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, Full outside off, Stoinis hits it to covers and takes a single. 10 runs off the final over. Australia end with 313/5 off their 50 overs.
17.05 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Bullet! Slower delivery outside off, Stoinis whacks it through covers for a boundary. No chance stopping that one for any fielder.
17.02 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, FOUR! Carey makes room for himself and clears his front leg away from the line and thumps the length ball outside off through point for a boundary.
17.01 IST: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! The last ball spoils the over! Shami is guilty of bowling it on the pads, Stoinis flicks it through square leg and it races away to the fence. Much needed this. AUS 303/5 in 49 Overs
16.59 IST: Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, A low full toss, not easy to get those away. Stoinis only manages to hit it down to long on and gets to the other end. 5 from the 4 balls bowled.
16.55 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! No power just pure placement. A very low full toss outside off, Stoinis just opens the face of the bat and guides it to the vacant backward square leg fence for a boundary.
16.52 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Marcus Stoinis, Straight as an arrow. Good length delivery on middle, Stoinis moves away, wide of his leg stump and hits it straight. It goes on to hit the stump at the bowler's end.
16.48 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries! This is a better shot than the last one. Full and on middle, Carey strokes it back past the bowler and down to the long on fence. AUS 284/5 in 46.3 Overs
16.47 IST: Mohammed Shami to Alex Carey, FOUR! Carey Gets this one in the gap, beats the dive of Shankar and a boundary! Length ball around off, Carey makes room and then hits it to the right of Shankar at mid off. He dives over the ball and then it races to the fence.
16.43 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Alex Carey, A full toss on the pads, Carey is beaten for pace as he fails to put bat on ball. It hits his pads and rolls towards covers. Carey wants a run but is sent back.
* Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack now.
16.38 IST; Mohammed Shami to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! Short and punished. Shami attempts a slower bouncer. He ends up serving it on a good length for Stoinis to hit. Marcus obliges and cuts it through point for a boundary.
*Alex Carey is the next batsman.
16.34 IST: OUT! Two in three balls for Yadav and all of a sudden, half the side is back in the hut for Australia. Third for Kuldeep. Handscomb bags a duck. From 258 for 2, Australia are now 263 for 5. The leg spinner outside off, it pitches and then turns back in. PH looks to flick but misses. It hits him on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises the finger.
*Peter Handscomb is the new man in.
16.32 IST: OUT! Another one bites the dust and Australia are losing their way here! Marsh is the man who is walking back. He uses his feet but does not get to the pitch of the ball. He still goes ahead with the shot but does not get the elevation he would have liked. Ends up hitting it flat towards long on. Shankar there runs to his right and takes a neat catch.
*Marcus Stoinis is the new man in.
16.26 IST: OUT! Maxwell is short! The Big Show has been run out. The last thing Australia would have wanted. But what brilliance first from Jadeja and then from Dhoni. Especially on a day where India have been lackluster in the field. Kuldeep bowls it short and outside off, Marsh goes back and slaps it hard towards cover and sets off for a run, thinking there is at least a couple on offer. Jadeja though first dives to his right and stops it, not cleanly but he recovers well and fires the ball to the keeper. Dhoni nonchalantly flicks it onto the stumps and appeals. The umpire takes it upstairs and replays show that Maxwell has to take the long walk back. The crowd erupts and the Indians are ecstatic. Maxwell was striking the ball really well there. This can make a huge difference to the final total as now there are two new batsmen out in the middle. 9 did come from the over but an important wicket too. AUS 258/3 in 42 overs
16.21 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Shaun Marsh, Almost a calamity for Australia. Tossed up delivery on off, Marsh tucks it wide of the mid-wicket fielder. Maxwell runs the first one hard and goes for the second. Marsh is slighlty hesitant for it but goes with it. The throw at the bowler's end is a lose one. Jadeja shoots at the keeper's end and hits but Marsh was in.
16.18 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, Arm ball to start up with, Maxwell looks to defend but it goes to the leg side off the inner half of the bat. Jadeja goes and gathers the batt but a single is taken.
* Power play 3 signalled by the umpire. India can now have maximum of 5 fielders outside the inner circle. Ravindra Jadeja back into the attack.
16.17 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Shaun Marsh, Had Ambati Rayudu hit there, Maxwell was a goner! Marsh pushes it towards cover and takes off. Maxwell responds. AR is quick to the ball and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses to Maxwell's luck. Had that been another day, India might have hit the stumps. They have been poor today.
16.15 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, Another misfiled! Very poor this by the Indians. Full and on the pads, it is flicked towards mid-wicket. Rayudu there lets it through and the batsmen take two.
* Jasprit Bumrah is back into the attack.
16.12 IST: Mohammed Shami to Shaun Marsh, Well bowled! Another slower ball outside off, Marsh first looks to guide it down to third man but then bails out.
* Shaun Marsh is the new man in.
16.08 IST: Mohammed Shami to Usman Khawaja, OUT! Shami strikes! Khawaja departs soon after getting to his ton! The slower ball does the trick. Khawaja is slightly early into his shot. He ends up getting it off the inner half towards short mid-wicket where Bumrah takes an easy one. The dangerous and budding 46-run stand has come to an end and India need to keep taking wickets if they are to stem the run flow.
16.04 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, 100 for Khawaja! His maiden in ODIs. He has crafted his innings wonderfully here. He gets this with a clip on the leg side for a single. He took his time to get to the milestone but it is now time for him to step on the gas. AUS 232/1 in 37 Overs
16.02 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Elegant! 14 from the first three balls. This time, Maxwell makes room and also steps down the track. He goes inside out over covers for another boundary. Maxwell is on the charge here.
16.00 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! A wild slog and it gets him the desired result. Picks his spot as there is no fielder in the deep mid-wicket region. Hits it over the fielder in the ring and bags a boundary. 10 from the first two balls.
15.59 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! Just over! Second for Maxwell. A little too full on middle, Maxwell hits it hard to the right of the fielder at long on. He stretches a hand out but fails to reach it. It goes all the way.
15.57 IST: Vijay Shankar to Glenn Maxwell, FOUR! Gorgeous shot! Steps down the track and converts it into a half volley. Maxwell then strokes it through extra cover and it races away to the fence.
* Vijay Shankar is back on. attack.
15.53 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, On the pads, Usman flicks it towards fine leg and gets to the other end. Moves to 95 with that.
* Drinks Break - India have got a wicket but Australia are still on top here. India will look to get rid of the new batsma and not let the new batsmen anytime to settle. Australia, on the other hand, will hope that Maxwell can continue his good form and continue from where his skipper left.
15.49 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Glenn Maxwell, SIX! That has gone a long way up in the air but also clears the ropes! 200 up for Australia. Tossed up ball on middle, Maxwell clears his front leg and hits it high up in the over but clears the long off fence.
15.45 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, Direct hit needed but misses! You normally see Jadeja hit the stumps but this time he does not. Khawaja taps it towards point. Both the batsmen hesitate before going for a run. Jadeja picks the ball up and fires it at the non-striker's end but misses.
15.42 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Glenn Maxwell, Full length delivery on off, Maxwell hits it straight. Bumrah stretches his right hand and gathers the ball.
* Promotion for Glenn Maxwell. He replaces his skipper and walks out at number 3.
15.38 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, OUT! It has pitched in line, hitting in line and is hitting the middle stump! Kuldeep Yadav has provided what India wanted. The mammoth 193-run stand has been broken. Finch falls in the nervous 90s. This is flatter and around middle, it pitches and turns back in. Finch goes back to play it but is a little late in bringing his bat down. It hits the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire agrees. Finch reviews after having a chat with his partner. AUS 193/1 in 31.5 Overs
15.32 IST: Jasprit Bumrah to Usman Khawaja, Wide! Bumrah misses his line and bowl this down the leg side. Usman looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
* Jasprit Bumrah is back on.
15.30 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Into the gap and into the 90s is Finch. Uses his feet and then whips it over the mid-wicket fielder. No one in the deep and it is a boundary.
15.26 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Usman Khawaja, Quicker outside off, Khawaja looks to sweep it but gets hit on the pads. Appeal is turned down by the umpire.
15.24 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Aaron Finch, FOUR! End of another expensive over! 12 from it. Finch looks to sweep but it goes off the inner half, fine down the leg side and it goes to the fine leg fence. AUS 176/0 in 28 Overs
15.21 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, SIX! Slog sweep and it has been dispatched! Gives it air does Kuldeep. Khawaja goes down on one knee and hits it over the mid-wicket stands.
15.18 IST: Ravindra Jadeja to Aaron Finch, Leading edge! Hint of turn there for Jadeja. This is fired on middle, Finch goes back and looks to work it on the leg side, the ball straightens. Takes a soft leading edge towards point.
* Ravindra Jadeja is back into the attack.
15.13 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! How easy was that? Slightly short and on the body, Khawaja waits for it and then pulls it fine through the backward square leg region. No one in the deep, a boundary. 150 up for the Aussies. The platform is laid here for a big score.
* Change of ends for Vijay Shankar.
15.10 IST: Kuldeep Yadav to Usman Khawaja, FOUR! Khawaja looks in great form today. Shorter in length, Khawaja picks the length early and pulls it over the mid-wicket fielder for a boundary.
15.06 IST: Mohammed Shami to Aaron Finch, FOUR! Poor, poor fielding there. Length delivery around off, Finch hits it towards cover. Vijay Shankar misfields a regular fielding effort and the ball goes past him for a boundary. AUS 140/0 in 23 Overs
15.01 IST: Vijay Shankar to Usman Khawaja, A little too straight, Khawaja whips it through mid-wicket. Dhawan in the deep runs to his right and pushes the ball back in play. Three taken.
14.59 IST: Another appeal but once again it is too high! Gets this one to tail back in. Finch looks to flick but seems to have missed it. The ball hits his pads and rolls towards point. The batsmen take a run, in the meantime, the batsmen take a run. The umpire has not signaled anything, so there night be an inside edge.
14.55 IST: Misfield! India have not been at their best here in the field! On the shorter side outside off, Finch hits it towards point. Jadeja there fails to collect it and a run is conceded.
14.51 IST: FIFTY! Usman Khawaja scores his 7th ODI half-century. He is making India pay for the life they gave him. He though has consistently got off to starts in this series. Can he make it count this time? Time will tell. He gets to the milestone by flicking it through square leg for a run. AUS 121/0 in 19 overs
14.49 IST: Full and on the pads, Khawaja looks to flick but misses. It hits his pads and then rolls towards the fine leg region. A leg bye taken!
* Drinks Break - Australia clearly on top here at the moment. The openers are still out there and are looking good. India are desperately looking for a wicket but have not been able to strike.
14.43 IST: FOUR! Swept and swept excellently! However, it is a sloppy effort in the field. FInch goes down on one knee and hits it hard towards deep square leg. The fielder there is done in by the spin on the ball and concedes a boundary. Spoils what was a good over till then. AUS 116/0 in 18 overs
14.38 IST: SIX! Just about clears the fielder. Flighted on middle and off, Finch lofts it over long on. The fielder there for a minute was inn the picture. He jumps and outstretches his right hand but it goes over him for a maximum. AUS 109/0 in 16.4 overs
14.37 IST: FOUR! FIFTY FOR FINCH! Milestone ball! The skipper gets to his fifty and 100 up for Australia.Jadhav pulls his length back and Finch cuts it to the point fence for a boundary. AUS 103/0 in 16.3 overs
14.37 IST: SIX! That's been hammered by Finch! Finch goes down town. Flighted on middle, Finch gets his front leg away from the line and sends the ball over the long on fence for a maximum. AUS 99/0 in 16.2 overs
14.30 IST: Another wide! This is down the leg side again. Finch looks to sweep but misses. Dhoni fails to collect it and the batsmen run two. However, replays show that the ball had brushed the gloves off Finch. The umpire misses out there.
* There is an issue with the ball. New ball will be required as the previous one has been stuck on the fence behind the boundary line.
14.26 IST: SIX! WOAH! That's a maximum off the skipper's bat! All the way! Tosses it up around off, Finch reaches out for it and lofts it over the long on fence for a biggie. AUS 81/0 in 14.1 overs
* Kedar Jadhav is on now.
14.24 IST: Good use of the wrists there. Full and on off, Khawaja works it with against the angle towards mid on for a run.
14.21 IST: So just a single from the 5 balls bowled after being hit for a boundary. Full and on off, Finch strokes it back to the bowler.
14.15 IST: FOUR! Another bowler who starts his spell with a boundary. A half volley, too easy for the batsman. He just leans into it and strokes it through extra cover for a boundary. AUS 65/0 in 11.1 overs
14.12 IST: FOUR! Short, wide and punished. Jadeja bowls it outside off, Finch sees the length. His eyes lit up seeing the width on offer and slaps it through point for a boundary. AUS 61/0 in 10.4 overs
* Powerplay 2 has been signalled by the umpire. 4 fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle till the 40th over.
14.10 IST: FOUR! Up and over! 50 comes up, consecutive 50-run opening stands for the Aussies here. Ideal start for them. This is tossed up on middle, Finch lofts it over the bowler' head. No fielder behind him and another boundary. AUS 52/0 in 9.5 overs
14.09 IST: FOUR! Welcome into the attack Kuldeep! On the pads, Finch goes back and flicks it, it beats the man at short fine leg and then races to the fence.
* Kuldeep brought into the attack
14.07 IST: FOUR! Reverse swing played excellently once again. He hits it right off the middle and right in the gap through point. AUS 44/0 in 9 overs
14.03 IST: FOUR! Easy pickings! On the pads, Khawaja flicks it through square leg. It beats the man there who tries and stops it. It races to the fence. Misfielding and a gift to Australia! AUS 39/0 in 7.5 overs
13.57 IST: FOUR! Innovation! Straightaway brings out the reverse sweep. Jadeja bowls it very full and on off. Khawaja hits it through third man and into the fence. AUS 25/0 in 6 overs
13.56 IST: Good shot and well fielded! Good cricket all around. Nothing bad with the delivery, it is on a length and around middle, Finch times it towards mid on. Kuldeep there runs to his right and then dives to save three for his side. Good this from India, they have managed to keep it tight after the first two overs. Just the 6 from the last 3.
13.53 IST: Almost a run out there! That would have been unfortunate had that hit the stumps. To start with Shami bowls a fuller ball on off, Finch with the full face of the bat strokes it back towards the bowler. He starts running as he plays the shot. The ball though hits Shami's leg and then goes to short mid-wicket. Kohli there collects the ball and now Finch has to scamper back. The Indian skipper has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Would have been close had he hit.
13.48 IST: OHHHH! The tempter, full and outside off, Khawaja has a go at it but ends up getting beaten inside the line. Dhoni does well to go low and collect it.
13.45 IST: FOUR! Once you beat the infield, you need not run here. Slightly short and Khawaja picks the length early. He pulls it through square leg and the ball races to the fence. AUS 19/0 in 3.3 overs
13.41 IST: Excellent delivery! Inswinging delivery pitching on off, Finch looks to play it across the line but misses and gets hit on the pads.
13.39 IST: NOT OUT! Going over! India lose a review very early. A poor one to be honest. Considering that Finch was jumping while playing that. A good delivery though by Bumrah. He goes wide of the crease and angles it in on a length. Finch goes back and looks to flick with both feet up in the air. Misses and is hit above the knee role. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Kohli then has a chat with his bowler and Dhoni and then reviews. Replays roll in and it shows the on-field call is the right one.
* A review in as early as the second over! Bumrah appeals for an LBW, but the umpire isn't satisfied. Finch is the man in question. Looks high.
13.36 IST: FOUR! Another boundary off Finch's bat. Uppish but well wide! On the shorter side outside off, Finch guides it uppishly but wide of point for the second boundary of the over. Finch is off to a good start here, we saw him find some sort of form in the last game. AUS 14/0 in 1.4 overs
13.35 IST: FOUR! A very confident shot! On the shorter side, Finch stands tall and punches it through covers. You need not run for those as the outfield here is lightning quick. First boundary for Finch. AUS 10/0 in 1.2 overs
* Bumrah comes into the attack!
13.30 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the match and a classy shot by Usman Khawaja. Length delivery on the pads, Usman flicks it off his pads through mid-wicket for a boundary. AUS 5/0 in 0.3 overs
13.29 IST: We are all set for the action to begin! The Australian openers, Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja walk out to the middle. Shami to bowl. Let's get started.
13.25 IST: Here's what skipper Kohli had to say on donning the military caps.
13.10 IST: Playing XI's for the 3rd ODI
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah
Australia: Aaron Finch(c), Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Alex Carey(w), Pat Cummins, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon, Adam Zampa
13.08 IST: The Men in Blue go with an unchanged playing XI. They will also pay tribute to the armed forces by wearing the camouflage army cap for the 3rd ODI.
#TeamIndia will be sporting camouflage caps today as mark of tribute to the loss of lives in Pulwama terror attack and the armed forces— BCCI (@BCCI) March 8, 2019
And to encourage countrymen to donate to the National Defence Fund for taking care of the education of the dependents of the martyrs #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/fvFxHG20vi
Australia make one change as Jhye Richardson comes in for Nathan Coulter Nile as he flies back to Australia for the birth of his child.
13.03 IST: India win toss, opt to bowl against Australia in Ranchi.
12.55 IST: How's the wicket?
12.30 PM IST: MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli has planned a special tribute for the Indian armed forces. Read Here
MUST WATCH - The @msdhoni aura in Ranchi 😎😎— BCCI (@BCCI) March 7, 2019
In this video capsule, we try to capture the euphoria around MS Dhoni in the dressing room & his aura in his hometown in Ranchi - by @28anand
Hello and welcome to our live blog of the India vs Australia 3rd ODI live from Ranchi. The TOSS will take place at 1.00 PM IST while play will resume from 1.30 PM IST.
Brief Report: Mahendra Singh Dhoni's final homecoming forms a poignant subplot of an utterly dominant Indian team's quest for an unassailable 3-0 lead in the third ODI against Australia on Friday. A 3-0 lead in the five-match series will be a perfect parting gift for Ranchi's favourite son, who, in all likelihood, will be seen wearing the India Blues for the last time at his home ground. (Read Full Report Here)